The Day I Quit Home Schooling

By all measures, I have a great life. I have a simple life. I have an uncomplicated, joy-filled, hopeful life. Ah, but some days…. None of us live a life of perfect ease and bliss. There are always “...

Apologia Live Giveaway!

Congratulations to…Renee S! Apologia Live is a specially designed weekend retreat. A refreshing time for the homeschool mother in the trenches! An Apologia Live retreat will help you find stren...

Teachable Moments in Spanish

It has been said that play is child’s work. Do you agree? I do. Vygotsky’s famous statement emphasizes this: “Play creates a zone of proximal development of the child. In play a child always behaves ...

Sick Day Tea Party

“But we were all ready to go and…now…we’re doomed!” ~my daughter’s response when I told her Mama was sick. There’s just something about January and February that guarantees them. Sick day...

Kinesthetic/Tactile Learners

Daughter #2 is a highly tactile learner just like her father. She learns best when there are things to touch and feel, when she can move her body (she is also a musical learner but that is for anothe...